Could you answer this question for me please. I was diagnosed with C4-5 paracentral disc herniation with mild to moderate cord compression 2 years ago. Just 2 days ago on new MRI, the hernia was shown to have shrunken, resolution of the compression and now paracentrally, right to midline is osteophytic ridging.
I am in even more pain and I am seeking neurosurgical consult. I am seeing pain management and they have just switched me to Fentanyl patch 12.5 mcg. to start. I have radiculopathy that goes up into my head.
Question is, could this osteophytic ridging take the place of the pain I am getting if the hernia seemd to have shrunk ?
Thanking you for your kind opinion.
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